As I went through my mountain of photos for this past year, I fell in love with 2013 all over again. While we had our sad moments, starting the New Year in a hospital room, losing my father-in-law and my aunt, my cousin's continued battle to receive a new heart, we had many more moments of pure joy!
We legally gained a daughter into the family and we are on the path to adding the other daughter 2 be legally in just over a year. Our boy's have been blessed greatly with the women God has brought into their lives. Dream Boy & I couldn't love either of the girls more & I am beside myself having girls in the family fold that are not of the canine/feline persuasion.
I learned even more through the year to find joy in every single day. Even if the day seems to be the worst ever, it's there, sometimes I just have to dig deeper.
I haven't thought about this for a few years, but it's been dancing around in my mind lately again. A word for the year. I've chosen a few in the past -- BELIEVE -- LIFE -- JOY -- and now I have another that is playing in my head. It's BEYOND. To reach to infinity & BEYOND. To go BEYOND the limits I have already set for myself. To look BEYOND what I think I already know and learn even more.
I've been a little scarce in this little corner of my world as of late, and I most likely will be this week as well. I am thoroughly enjoying my break from school and most of all, time with my family.
I pray you all have a wonderful and safe New Year celebration and that 2014 will bring great things into your world as well.
I'll be back soon - promise!